Fund for Capital Improvements Grant

The Columbus Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $100,000

Deadline: Jun 5, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project

Location of project: Franklin County, Ohio

Location of residency: Franklin County, Ohio

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About this funder:



Fund for Capital Improvement

Facilities and equipment are often crucial to the delivery of services. Whether your nonprofit is buying a new building, updating a facility, or purchasing new equipment, the foundation is interested in learning more. Letters of intent are due on the first Friday of June. The most informative letters of intent will demonstrate how the request will improve or preserve the delivery of services. Capital grants tend to range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Funding will be considered for:

  • Capital Campaign: A time-limited fundraising effort with a financial goal to fund property acquisition, construction, or major renovation. Campaigns with a completed feasibility study will be the most competitive.
  • Capital Project: A request for equipment or similar Items.
For 2019, no Letter of Intent will be accepted for a requested amount greater than $100,000. In addition, smaller requests will be given priority over larger requests. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Your organization must have a primary impact in Franklin County.


  • The most competitive applications will meet the following criteria:
    • Capital Campaigns with a completed feasibility study.
    • Capital Campaigns/Projects that have made reasonable progress toward the goal.
    • Capital Campaigns/Projects that have a strong plan for funding ongoing operating expenses resulting from the completion of the new capital investments.
    • Capital Campaigns/Projects that improve the quality of life and have direct client impact.
  • Requests that enhance and improve services and programs will be given high priority.